Alternative Restaurants onboard the Norwegian Dawn
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ALTERNATIVE DINING ON THE NORWEGIAN DAWN:
For all alternative restaurants on the Norwegian Dawn, you will need to make reservations once you are aboard ship. Generally, it is a good idea to reserve dining sooner than later. This can be accomplished by visiting the reservations desk, open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, a day in advance of your plans. You may also call each restaurant directly after 5:30pm.
Cagney's Steakhouse on Norwegian Dawn offers steakhouse specialties in an elegant atmosphere. Look forward to Lobster Bisque, Clam Chowder, Caesar Salad, and Iceberg Lettuce Wedges among soups and salads. Main courses include lamb chops, veal chops, 16 ounce T-bone steaks, prime rib, 14 ounce rib eye steaks, and filet mignon. There's Rotisserie chicken, and for seafood fans the menu features Atlantic Salmon Oscar, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and grilled Ahi Tuna Steak. Whole Lobster, Surf & Turf, and a massive 24 ounce Porterhouse Steak are house specials. This restaurant serves superb dishes and provides outstanding service. Norwegian Dawn's Cagney's Steakhouse is located on Deck 13. There is a 25USD per person charge at Cagney's Steakhouse.
Impressions Italian Restaurant:
Midship on Deck 6, Impression's Italian restaurant on Norwegian Dawn serves traditional Italian. Antipasti, bean soup, Minestrone Soup, and salads are starters. With a selection of pastas and sauces, you can choose your own first course. For pizza, there's also a create your own as well as three house specialties. Second course menu items at Norwegian Dawn's Impressions restaurant include Veal Marsala, vegetarian manicotti, chicken parmesan, and Salmon Francesca accompanied by side dishes. Macadamia nut ice cream, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate velvet cake, and Tiramisu are dessert choices. This restaurant receives good guest reviews for food quality. Per person charge is 10USD at Impressions.
Le Bistro french restaurant on Norwegian Dawn does an excellent job serving traditional and contemporary French cuisine. Originals by Van Gogh, Matissse, Renoir, and Monet grace the walls here! There are cold appetizers such as lettuce with vinaigrete, lobster & scallop martini, and chilled halibut. Goat cheese tarts, steamed mussels in white wine, and Escargots Bourguinonne are featured warm appetizers. Soups include French Onion and Cream of Mushroom, and grilled Turbot fillet, shrimo encrusted salmon, braised short ribs, and duck l'orange are among main entrees. Of course there's a selection of cheeses, apple tarts, crème brulee, and chocolate mousse for dessert on Norwegian Dawn's Le Bistro restaurant. This restaurant is well worth a visit, and receives excellent guest reviews. There's a 20USD per person charge at this restaurant, but be prepared for another 10USD per person for lobster. Le Bistro is on Deck 6.
On Deck 7, Bamboo restaurant on Norwegian Dawn is your place for sophisticated Asian fusion cuisine. Miso Soup, Peking Duck Crepes, and Mandarin Prawn Salad are just a few of the starters. There are noodle and rice selections including Wok dishes, Pad Thai, and Lo Mein. Seared Ahi Tuna, Szechuan Beef, Spicy Seafood Hot Pots, Tofu and Vegetables, and Chicken with Snow Peas number among main entree selections, but you can also opt for individual entree choices such as Seafood Diablo and Chicken Yakisoba. Norwegian Dawn's Bamboo has teppanyaki entree selections and Ginza Entree combinations. For dessert, there's ginger Décor brulee, Thai Banana Pancakes, Green Tea Ice Cream, and Passion Fruit Cheesecake. There's a 15USD charge per person to dine here.
Sushi and Sake Bar:
The Sushi Bar on Norwegian Dawn offers a nice selection of sushi which is by most counts better than grocery store quality but not superior. The Norwegian Dawn Sushi Bar is also a great place for sake! All drinks are at current menu prices, and there's a 15USD per person charge. Norwegian Dawn's sushi bar is located on Deck 7.
Also on Deck 7, the Teppanyaki grill on Norwegian Dawn provides you dinner with style as chefs prepare your menu selections on the classic griddle. The Norwegian Dawn's Teppanyaki restaurant receives good guest reviews for the overall dining experience including food quality. There's a 25USD per person charge to dine at the Norwegian Dawn's Teppanyaki restaurant.
Salsa Tapas Restaurant:
At Salsas Tapas Restaurant onboard Norwegian Dawn, you'll find a nice assortment of Tex Mex and Southwestern cuisine. Appetizers, soups, and salads include taquitos, nachos, quesadillas, tostada (salad), and tortilla soup. Mexican seafood dishes, fajitas, barbecued pork ribs, veggie enchiladas, and Tex-Mex Burgers are among main dishes. Dessert at Norwegian Dawn's Salsa's Tapas restaurant includes berry tostadas, cinnamon churros, and flan number among desserts. The Salsa Tapas restaurant is located on Norwegian Dawn's Deck 8, and there's a 10USD per person charge for guests.
Located on Deck 8, the Moderno Churrascaria is your place to go for dining Brazilian style. A variety of soups and tapas are offered, as are skewers of meats carved for you at your table! The salad bar boasts a fine array of vegetables, the "leafy greens," and meats to suit your palate. There is a $20 USD per diner charge at the Moderno Churrascaria. Specialty drinks, soft drinks, wine, and beer are at current menu prices.
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Tips for the Alternative Restaurants onboard Norwegian Dawn:
Casual attire is fine and very much in keeping with Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle cruising. We do suggest no shorts or jeans after 6:00pm.
For all alternative restaurants, you will need to make reservations once you are aboard ship. Generally, it is a good idea to reserve dining sooner than later. This can be accomplished by visiting the reservations desk, open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, a day in advance of your plans. You may also call the restaurant directly after 5:30pm.
Hours open are based upon itinerary.
Per person dining charges do not include specialty drinks, beer, and wine.
How much should I tip at the Alternative Dining Restaurants (Cagney's Steakhouse , Impressions Italian Restaurant, Bamboo Restaurant, Sushi and Sake Bar, Salsa Tapas Restaurant and Le Bistro) on the Norwegian Dawn? First, bear in mind that all alcoholic beverages that you pay for will have a gratuity added. The cover charge does include gratuity, however, you may wish to consider giving an extra gratuity to the waiter or waitress who has served you. If the service is exceptional, giving the waiter $5 per person would be most appreciated.